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Nov 25, 2012 11:00pm PST
for this criminal act ought to be condemned by all law loving decent people of the world. >> when we come back on a second look, why the military mission to rescue the hostages failed. how americans were held hostage at the gas pump. >>> on a second look tonight, we remember the iranian hostage crisis. 52 americans taken captive on november 4, 1979 at the american embassy in tehran. the u.s. mounted a secret military rescue operation, it failed. here's our coverage now as details of that mission emerged. >> the rescue attempt began late thursday when eight hh5083 took off the coast of iran carrying about 90commandos they flew northwest to the town of cabas about 300 miles from tehran. the key of the operation was the helicopter. six had to make it through. but a sand storm disabled three of them leaving only five. they landed at the desert staging point where they were met by 6c130 carbo planes. the pentagon refused to say where those planes came from. defense officials say the aircrafts flew in and were not detected a bus with 50 iranians passed by. in the dead of night vision was none. eight
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